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LADY DEMONS BEAT PENDLETON, WEST JESSAMINE

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As their season begins to wind down, the Williamstown Lady Demons continue to work on fundamentals in the hopes of ending strong and playing competitively in the upcoming district tournament. The team has won their last two games, defeating West Jessamine and Pendleton County.
The Lady Demons played strong in their home game with West Jessamine on Jan. 26 and gained an early lead against the Lady Colts, resulting in a 72-54 win.
On Jan. 28, the Lady Demons faced the Pendleton County Lady Wildcats, playing a hot first half, which led to a 20 point lead at halftime.
The Lady Demons easily retained their lead in the second half, soaring to a 71-54 win over the Lady Wildcats.
Williamstown freshman Rachel Montgomery is proud of her team’s improvements this season and sees how far they have come.
“I feel like we have grown up a lot this season,” Montgomery said. “Earlier this season, we would fold over once a team was beating us. Now, we are learning to fight for the win.”
Montgomery and her teammates agree that the highlight of their basketball season thus far has been winning over cross-town rival Grant County.
“The best moment this season was probably beating Grant County,” she said. “Both teams played hard, but we fought for what we wanted, a win.”
This Lady Demons team is comprised of five freshmen who have promising high school basketball careers under the leadership of head coach Kasey Kennedy. The team’s underclassmen are looking forward to future seasons but will sorely miss the leadership of seniors Alex Prokopchak and Morgan Potter.
“Looking back on this year, we will remember how our seniors were always there for us. Alex was there to protect us on and off the floor and Morgan was always there to pick us up and cheer us on,” Montgomery said.
With only six games left in the Lady Demons’ season, the team is working hard to the end.
“As we head into the last stretch of the season, I hope we finish it strong,” Montgomery said. “Winning at least five of the last seven games would be a good, strong way to end the season as we head into districts”
The Lady Demons will play two final home games this regular season, the first being against Sayre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Their final home game will be at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 against Gallatin County.